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A flat earth?

Read the article The new rules of the global game (you can do this in the window below or follow the previous link to read the article in a separate window) and then answer the questions below.


You may also like to read the article Why Bill Gates believes the world is flat.

You can also listen again to the BBC programme, The new rules of the game, May the force be with you (part 1), The dark side (part 2), The new rules and who makes them (part 3).


Question 1

Define the term globalisation.

Question 2

Explain why Bill Gates and Thomas Friedman believe the world is flat. Do you agree with their argument?

Question 3

Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of globalisation for (a) developed countries and (b) developing countries. You may find it helpful to listen to Part 2 of the Rules of the game (linked to above).

Question 4

Evaluate the impact that globalisation has had on our lives over the last decade.